Pet-Proofing Your Furniture

If you have a dog or a cat, chances are you have had issues with them scratching, biting, or shedding on your furniture. Of course, you love your pets, but it can be very frustrating to come home to a chewed-up couch leg. You can yell at them until you’re blue in the face but that won’t necessarily deter them from doing it again. The best way to protect your furniture from an overly excited dog or cat is to keep them off it. If you have been struggling with this issue, here are a few ways to protect your furniture from your claw-happy pets:

Couch Covers– Not your granny’s plastic covers-these couch covers are resistant to hair and dirt and look great on your couch.

Get them their own furniture- Your cat or dog may be feeling left out if the whole family is curled up on the couch and they’re forced to sit on the floor. This will make them want to get on your couch even more. To remedy this, purchase a couch just for them.

Grooming– If you have pet hair all over your couch, chances are your pet is not being groomed regularly. The grooming schedule will depend on your type of pet and the length of their hair. If your pet sheds a lot in between grooming, you can purchase a pet brush to remove any excess hair that could potentially end up on your furniture.

Lint rollers– If you have a pet that sheds excessively, a lint roller will help to remove hair quickly.

Bitter Apple Spray– This spray is a deterrent for pets that like to nibble on furniture. It is safe for dogs so it will not harm them. Simply spay this non-toxic mixture anywhere you want to keep your pets away from. If your pet likes to chew on things make sure they have plenty of chew toys.

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